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Geordie Kieffer bringing agro pop and new music to Lethbridge

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Los Angeles based “agro pop” singer Geordie Kieffer is excited to begin his first long tour of Canada this month.


He has his new full length album dropping  in July and the new single “Drug” dropping on March 8.

Geordie Kieffer plays the Enmax Centre, Saturday, March 11. Photo submitted


“ We’ll be releasing videos from the new album before then,” said Kieffer, who kicked off his Canadian tour in Edmonton and is excited to play the Enmax Centre in Lethbridge on March 11.


“The Edmonton show was so much fun. The crowd was wild and great,” said Kieffer, nursing his voice.

Kieffer is touring with multi-instrumentalist Mitch Toler who plays guitar and keyboards.


“Because I like to jump around a lot. He plays guitar and keyboards and dances when I request it,” Kieffer continued.

Kieffer came to prominence a few years ago with his album Agro Pop” and videos for the  hot singles “Gut,”“ Swinger,” “Cracker Jack,” Golden Retriever” and viral hit “Red Line.”


“ Agro pop is what I named my music. there‘s no other way to describe it. It’s hard and sexy and fun music you can dance, drink, fight and fuck too, if you’ll pardon the language,” he said.


 He has gained renown as at Tik Tok and Youtube star, but there is more to him than  that.


 “Tik Tok definitely gave my music a bump. I’ve been making music since I was 10. Because my brother and dad played music,” he said.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 11 March 2023 11:16 ) Read more...

Plenty of pop and rock and comedy wind down February

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I’m rocking on a boat this week, so Lethbridge will rock without me this week.


 The biggest event is the International Peace Powwow at the Enmax Centre, Feb. 25 and 26. Expect flashing colours, ethereal chanting, thunderous drums, amazing dancing  and a whole lot of Blackfoot culture, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $33 for the weekend, $20 for adults for a day and $17 for students and seniors.


Carter Felker returns to Lethbridge this week. Photo by Richard Amery

The Owl acoustic lounge starts hopping early with their open mic on Tuesday, Feb. 21.


 Teri Petz winds down February with the monthly poetry open mic at the Owl Acoustic Lounge on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Theatre Outré returns to the Owl Acoustic Lounge stage on Thursday, Feb. 23.


For jazz music, Sheena Lawson and Randy Epp play the Watertower Grill, Wednesday, Feb. 22.

 There is also a regular jazz show every Sunday at the Nikka Yuko Bunka Centre with Midnight Channel, performing at 7 p.m.


On the weekend, neo country/psychedelic country band Kid Cali and Tori Morley play the Owl on Friday, Feb. 24.

 The Owl rocks to the sounds of Saskatchewan psychedelic metal band Grimelda, formerly the Faps, plus Lady Grime and Black Roses for Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 25.


The Slice also has a busy week beginning Wednesday, Feb. 22 when they welcome award winning Calgary based songstress Laura Hickli plus Max Hopkins and Wendy Colby  to the stage Wednesday, Feb. 22.


Hickli begins an international tour in Lethbridge in support of her new record “Both Feet in the World, At Least I Can Stand.” Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $17.31 through Eventbrite. 


Calgary based country singer/ songwriter Carter Felker returns to the Slice, Feb. 23 with Scott D Mackay.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 February 2023 09:39 ) Read more...

Makiisma and Tyler VandenDool return to the Slice

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I was looking forward to seeing Ty Vandendool’s return t the Slice, but missed his  Feb. 11 show as well as most of Makiisma’s set.


Makiisma playing the Slice, Feb. 11. Photo by Richard Amery

 Makiisma is always a pleasure to watch. Lately Megan Brown  has been playing fiddle with everybody else’s bands, so it really is a pleasure to see her playing her own songs with her own band.


They played a tight set of  alternative country/ death country music.


Keyboardist TJ Waltho added  extra layers of sound to Brown’s ethereal, spooky vocals.

— By Richard Amery, l.A. beat Editor

Last Updated ( Friday, 17 February 2023 18:34 )

Alec Arms bring the joy and the noise to AES fundraiser

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I only caught a couple of shows last week.


Alec Arms playing the AES fundraiser at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Feb. 11. photo by Richard Amery

 I caught the and of the University of Lethbridge Audio Engineer Society (AES) annual fundraiser at the owl Acoustic lounge, Saturday, Feb. 11.


 I just missed lady Grimes who I was looking forward to seeing. But I was in time to catch local progressive  rock/ emo trio Alec Arms.


I’ve never seen anybody  look  so happy to be playing traditionally sad and angry emo/ screamo music as this local trio.


 They played a solid set full of noisy angst ridden vocals, groovy bass, tempo changes and loud guitar riffs and interspersed with a little bit of spoken word.


All three looked completely blissed out and just glad to be part of the show, let alone headlining it.


 They played their usual intense set and were always as fun to watch as usual.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Friday, 17 February 2023 18:25 )

Honkers Pub's 26th birthday to help kick off March

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March opens with the roar of rock and roll.

 Train Wreck Hosts Honkers Pub’s open mic on Friday, March 3.

Train Wreck help Honkers Pub celebrate 26 years buy hosting their open mic, March 3. Photo by Richard Amery

 Honkers Celebrates their 26th Birthday with the music of Paul Kype and Steve Keenan, Luke James Bruce and the Mark Hall band and more, Saturday, March 4.


Saints and Sinners return to the Slice stage on Friday, March 3 with Tyler Humphreys.


 Southern Ontario rock trio Excuses Excuses rock the Slice Saturday, March 4 with  Regina rock band Dead Levee, local indie rock band The Waterfront and progressive rock/ emo band Alec Arms. Tickets are $17.31 through Eventbrite.


 Starpainter play Casino Lethbridge this weekend.


 The Owl Acoustic lLounge features indie rock with Golden Lava Club and Red Deer band Ten02 on March 3. The Owl Welcomes back Chris Drew and the Wicked Grins on Saturday, March 4.

Last Updated ( Friday, 03 March 2023 12:38 ) Read more...
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